Tuesday, Oct. 15
‘Great ‘Green’ Candidate Debate,’ 7:15 p.m., Gloucester UU Church. Mayor Carolyn Kirk faces-off with Mac Bell on environment issues. Moderator Jack Clarke gets the answers that define their platforms. Donation to support the UU’s own green initiative gratefully accepted. Complimentary ‘green’ desserts buffet follows. Reservation, at: maritimegloucester.org,
Meet and greet with Bill Fonvielle, Ward 5 city councilor candidate, 7 p.m., Magnolia Library.
Skeptics at the Pub, meets tonight at Ristorante La Trattoria, 64 Main St. with Harvard law school alum, Mary Kingsley discussing consumer scams, ‘pseudo-law, and legal fictions: 6 p.m. for food and drinks, program follows, 6:45 p.m. All welcome.
Thursday, Oct. 17
“The Writer’s Block with John Ronan,” 8 p.m., airs on Cape Ann TV’s Channel 12. Features Deborah Finkelstein, poet and editor of “Like One: Poems for Boston,” a collection of poetry published to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Friday, Oct. 18
Tai Chi sessions, offered by Council on Aging, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Rose Baker Senior Center. Gentle way to fight stress and reduce anxiety, while increasing flexibility and balance. To register, call 978-281-9765.
Holy Family Parish bingo, 6:30 p.m., Monsignor Sullivan Hall, St. Ann Church, Gloucester. Anyone 18 and older invited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support school and parish programs. 978-281-4820.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Amiri Baraka delivers annual Charles Olson lecture, 1 p.m., Cape Ann Museum. Sponsored by Gloucester Writers Center, Cape Ann Museum, and Charles Olson Society. Free and open to the public. Reservations required; call 978-283-0455, ext. 16, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bean supper sponsored by Guild of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 7 p.m., in the parish hall. Beans, linguica, hot dogs, rolls, cole slaw and homemade pies. Entertainment by The Honky Tonk Women. $8 for adults, $5 for children under 10. All welcome.
GHS Docksiders benefit concert for The Open Door food pantry, 7 p.m., in the GHS auditorium. Admission is a food donation for the food pantry.